Despite its limitations, five years on the Northern Powerhouse still resonates with policymakers – long may it continue
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The next prime minister needs to have a government programme that improves the lives of people in cities
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What Tim Bowles is doing about skills inequalities across the West of England
Despite few formal devolved powers, Tim Bowles has unveiled a package of measures to boost skills provision in the West of England.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020How Dan Jarvis uses his limited powers to improve Sheffield’s skills provision
The Sheffield City Region authority doesn’t yet have the powers of other metro mayors, but the mayor’s support of the Sheffield Children’s University highlights how he can still target the challenges his area faces.
What the most recent Bank of England speech did and didn’t say about the role of place in the national economy.
North of Tyne's new Mayor should focus on boosting the city region's economy.
Japanese CitiesWould you give some of your council tax to your hometown?
In Japan's more successful cities, workers have the option of giving some of their local taxes to less prosperous places.
A roundup of the key learnings from the recent North of Tyne mayoral hustings
Catch the full video of our Hustings ahead of the North of Tyne mayoral elections
Japanese CitiesWhat does Japan tell us about the potential for fiscal devolution?
Japan’s local government funding model demonstrates that it is possible to achieve both tax devolution to encourage growth and an adequate level of funding for public services across a country